Concern as Covid-19 cases escalate in Limpopo’s mining towns
He also pointed out that pupils would not be sent back to schools where there was a shortage of water and a lack of sanitation. He said portable toilets with running water would be installed.
Mathabatha also dismissed suggestions that the academic year should be scrapped.
“We are engaging with teacher unions [for them] to understand that life doesn’t end with Covid-19. There is life after Covid-19.”
According to the surge plan, 100 doctors will be deployed to work closely with 1 000 nurses in communities. A further 10 000 volunteers will also be deployed to work with 1.6 million households in the province.
By Wednesday morning, the province had recorded 132 active Covid-19 cases and three registered deaths.
Health MEC Dr Phophi Ramathuba indicated that meetings were held with De Beers regarding Venetia Mine in Musina in the Vhembe District.
Ramathuba said she was satisfied, for now, with their presentation but would still have to visit the area to make sure all plans were in place.